The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 845 845 838
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 69 76 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.064% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.067% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 66 71 46
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +13.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 65 £40,000 +14.28% 7
South East +11 28 £33,500 +11.66% 2
London +43 18 £38,000 -1.93% 1
Berkshire +4 16 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Surrey +17 10 £50,000 +42.85%
Woking - 9 £50,000 -
East of England +17 8 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +13 8 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge +12 7 £40,000 - 2
Reading -10 6 £27,500 - 1
West Midlands -13 5 £48,000 +32.41%
Coventry -9 4 £48,000 +32.41%
North West -9 4 £25,000 -27.53% 1
Manchester -8 3 £25,000 -27.53% 1
City of London - 3 £38,500 -
Slough +4 2 £29,500 -1.66%
Guildford +3 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Maidenhead - 2 £32,000 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £45,000 -
Marlow - 2 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £32,000 -
Oxfordshire +4 1 £28,500 -46.22%
Hampshire +1 1 £42,500 +6.91%
Stockport 0 1 £31,500 -7.35% 1
Cheshire -8 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £45,000 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £42,500 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 133 (100.00%) Linux
2 58 (43.61%) Red Hat
3 57 (42.86%) VMware
4 56 (42.11%) Apache
5 50 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (30.83%) Windows
7 40 (30.08%) MySQL
7 40 (30.08%) Nagios
8 37 (27.82%) Python
9 36 (27.07%) UNIX
10 35 (26.32%) Perl
11 34 (25.56%) Tomcat
12 32 (24.06%) PHP
13 31 (23.31%) Oracle
14 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
15 23 (17.29%) Clustering
15 23 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (16.54%) SQL
17 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
18 20 (15.04%) Incident Management
18 20 (15.04%) Load Balancing
19 18 (13.53%) Ubuntu
19 18 (13.53%) CentOS
19 18 (13.53%) Finance
19 18 (13.53%) JBoss
19 18 (13.53%) SSL
19 18 (13.53%) KVM
20 17 (12.78%) SAN
21 16 (12.03%) HP
21 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 56 (42.11%) Apache
2 34 (25.56%) Tomcat
3 18 (13.53%) JBoss
4 16 (12.03%) nginx
5 12 (9.02%) IIS
6 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.76%) Zope
7 5 (3.76%) Plone
8 4 (3.01%) Drupal
8 4 (3.01%) Alfresco
8 4 (3.01%) WordPress
8 4 (3.01%) CMS
9 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.75%) Confluence
10 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.77%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (9.02%) Amazon S3
3 12 (9.02%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (9.02%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (9.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (3.01%) Google Drive
4 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) SSL
2 17 (12.78%) SAN
3 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
4 15 (11.28%) DNS
5 14 (10.53%) Firewall
6 12 (9.02%) OpenVPN
7 10 (7.52%) FTP
8 7 (5.26%) HTTP
9 5 (3.76%) VPN
10 4 (3.01%) LAN
10 4 (3.01%) WAN
10 4 (3.01%) SMTP
10 4 (3.01%) SSH
11 3 (2.26%) DHCP
12 2 (1.50%) LDAP
12 2 (1.50%) Telnet
12 2 (1.50%) Internet
12 2 (1.50%) VLAN
12 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.08%) MySQL
2 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.02%) Redis
3 12 (9.02%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
1 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.50%) Subversion
2 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) Gerrit
General
1 18 (13.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.01%) Games
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) Web Services
2 6 (4.51%) XML
3 3 (2.26%) Flash
3 3 (2.26%) HTML
4 2 (1.50%) .NET
4 2 (1.50%) J2EE
4 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.50%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.75%) REST
5 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Clustering
2 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.51%) Open Source
3 6 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.76%) Replication
5 4 (3.01%) User Experience
5 4 (3.01%) iPad
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.26%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.50%) BBC
8 1 (0.75%) DTV
8 1 (0.75%) Equities
8 1 (0.75%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Wiki
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (30.83%) Windows
4 36 (27.07%) UNIX
5 18 (13.53%) CentOS
5 18 (13.53%) Ubuntu
6 13 (9.77%) Debian
7 12 (9.02%) Amazon Linux
8 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (7.52%) Android
9 10 (7.52%) Apple iOS
10 8 (6.02%) Windows 8
10 8 (6.02%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.51%) Solaris
12 5 (3.76%) AIX
13 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (2.26%) SUSE
15 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) Incident Management
1 20 (15.04%) Load Balancing
2 12 (9.02%) Migration
3 10 (7.52%) Change Management
3 10 (7.52%) ITIL
3 10 (7.52%) Network Design
4 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
4 8 (6.02%) Service Management
5 6 (4.51%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.76%) Change Control
7 4 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.01%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.01%) ITSM
7 4 (3.01%) Project Management
7 4 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.01%) B2B
8 3 (2.26%) CRM
8 3 (2.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.82%) Python
2 35 (26.32%) Perl
3 32 (24.06%) PHP
4 22 (16.54%) SQL
5 14 (10.53%) Java
6 13 (9.77%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.01%) Ruby
8 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.26%) C++
10 1 (0.75%) C#
10 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.75%) VBScript
10 1 (0.75%) Korn
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.52%) Degree
3 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.02%) RHCE
5 4 (3.01%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.50%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.75%) LPIC
7 1 (0.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 23 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (13.53%) KVM
3 9 (6.77%) Active Directory
4 8 (6.02%) vSphere
5 7 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (4.51%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.26%) Postfix
8 2 (1.50%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.50%) NFS
8 2 (1.50%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) Docker
9 1 (0.75%) iptables
9 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.75%) vCloud
9 1 (0.75%) Corosync
9 1 (0.75%) XenApp
9 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (30.08%) Nagios
2 16 (12.03%) Plesk
2 16 (12.03%) cPanel
3 14 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (9.02%) logstash
4 12 (9.02%) Webmin
5 10 (7.52%) Tivoli
6 9 (6.77%) Puppet
7 4 (3.01%) Opsview
7 4 (3.01%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.01%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.50%) SCCM
8 2 (1.50%) Ansible
9 1 (0.75%) vMotion
9 1 (0.75%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.75%) Mesos
Vendors
1 58 (43.61%) Red Hat
2 57 (42.86%) VMware
3 31 (23.31%) Oracle
4 16 (12.03%) HP
5 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.76%) Symantec
6 5 (3.76%) SAP
6 5 (3.76%) Cisco
7 4 (3.01%) IBM
7 4 (3.01%) EMC
7 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.01%) Google
8 2 (1.50%) F5
8 2 (1.50%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.50%) Sophos
9 1 (0.75%) Websense
9 1 (0.75%) Clearswift
9 1 (0.75%) Sun
9 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.75%) Citrix
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